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Thai Tofu Spread

Patrons at St. Martin's Table in Minneapolis rave about this spread. If you are leery of tofu, chef Karen Franzmeier says this will convert you.

  • 8 ounces firm tofu

  • 1/4 cup carrot, grated
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons red onion, minced
  • 2 tablespoons cilantro, chopped fine
  • 1/4 cup smooth peanut butter
  • 1/4 teaspoon lime zest
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice (one lime)
  • 3 tablespoons tamari

Squeeze extra water from tofu, then mash tofu with a fork. Combine tofu, carrot, garlic, onion and cilantro in a mixing bowl. In a separate bowl, blend until smooth peanut butter, lime zest, cayenne pepper, lime juice and tamari. Fold into tofu mixture. Adjust seasonings to taste. Enjoy on your favorite crackers, pita or other bread. Store refrigerated.

Makes 2 cups.

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